Drug Testing For Welfare

Waco, KY

#1 Jan 9, 2013
Has this law passed I heard Florida,kentucky,Missouri passed it?I was at the store today and some shoppers could barely hold their heads up they was so wasted.And kids with them how screwed up is that?
grow up

Winchester, KY

#2 Jan 9, 2013
pretty damn screwed up beings you didn't do a damn thing about it other then whine on topix.

Ezel, KY

#3 Jan 9, 2013
I have a question for all of you that are pro drug testing....If there are kids in the household, what are they going to do about the kids, if the adult tests positive? Are they going to give the adults a second chance? What options are there going to be to get that second chance?
Will they do a hair, urine or swab the mouth? The only one that is really realible is the hair. If you smoke or use mouth wash shortly before you have your mouth swabbed it will show up negative even if you are a user. There are ways to clear your urine.
Who is going to pay for the test? If the adult has to pay for the test, will the adult be reimbursed if they test negative for drug use?

Waco, KY

#4 Jan 10, 2013
Beings....lol god I love it and whine about it...I pay your welfare back the sh/t up.

Waco, KY

#5 Jan 10, 2013
Question good question Florida tryed it and 96 percent of those tested passed with knowing testing was comming.The state was in a loss on test then came random monthly test that's when positives showed up.Upon testing positive the parents were to attend drug classes and drug court of course goverment payed.So nobody really wins we send them to drug classes where they find more hook ups and the children still suffer.Its a blood and urine test the best I can understand.I am sorry grow up I am to busy taking care of my kids and working I don't have time to call the law on every dope head I see with a child stumbling around Beattyville

Ezel, KY

#6 Jan 10, 2013
What did Florida do with the children while the parents where attending drug classes. Did they leave them in the house or take them away? Did the foodstamp receiptant have to pay for the test?
I personally have no problems with anyone recieiving any kind of government assistance, welfare, foodstamps, LINHEAP, Medicare, Medicaid, Unemployment, WIC etc....to have to undergo random drug testing. But there needs to be consquences if you test positive. Like loosing your benefits, paying for the test etc... But there also needs to be rewards for being clean.
I honestly think in this area we would have a lot more positive test than negative test if it is done right. By that I mean either a hair or blood test. If they use urine they need to be observed test. Swab forget it. To easy to pass that one as we have a high rate of tobacco users. In wolfe county if social services send you for a urine test, they send you to united clinics. That is a joke as they don't even observe you. Just give you a jar and say pee in it. You can even take your child in with you.

Belleville, IL

#7 Jan 10, 2013
Florida's welfare drug tests cost more money than state saves, data shows

drug tests for people seeking welfare benefits ended up costing taxpayers more than it saved and failed to curb the number of prospective applicants, data used against the state in an ongoing legal battle shows.

The findings — that only 108 of the 4,086 people who took a drug test failed — are additional ammunition for the American Civil Liberties Union of Florida, which sued the state and won a temporary ban on the drug-testing program in October, said ACLU spokesman Derek Newton.

Attorneys for the state immediately appealed the ban, and will face off against the ACLU again at the 11th Circuit Court in Atlanta and the U.S. District Court in Orlando in coming months.

The costs and benefits of the law — and the outcome of the court case — could reverberate nationwide. This week, Georgia passed its own drug welfare law.

Since Gov. Rick Scott signed the bill into law last year, 25 states have considered similar legislation, Newton said.

Data about the law’s cost may impact the court of public opinion, but Jenn Meale, a spokeswoman for the attorney general’s office, said it won’t play a role in the legal proceedings.

That’s because ACLU’s case rests on whether the law violates the Fourth Amendment, which protects citizens against "unreasonable searches" by the government.

"Any costs associated with the program are irrelevant to the analysis of whether the statute is constitutional," Meale said.

Of the 4,086 applicants who scheduled drug tests while the law was enforced, 108 people, or 2.6 percent, failed, most often testing positive for marijuana. About 40 people scheduled tests but canceled them, according to the Department of Children and Families, which oversees Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, known as the TANF program.

The numbers, confirming previous estimates, show that taxpayers spent $118,140 to reimburse people for drug test costs, at an average of $35 per screening.

The state’s net loss?$45,780.

"That’s not counting attorneys and court fees and the thousands of hours of staff time it took to implement this policy," Newton said.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2012/04/20/2758871...

Nerinx, KY

#8 Jan 10, 2013
SSI drawers need to be tested as well. They should also be reviewed every six month to see if they can hold down a job.

Lebanon, KY

#10 Jan 10, 2013
There are alot of food stamps bought an sold. Also this pop bought on stamps is the shit!!!!! Get out pop and junk food off stamps. Lots of kids having tough time these days.Drugs the worse thing ever happened to the human race!!!!!!!!!!

United States

#11 Jan 19, 2013
Will not do any good, drug head always has a way around drug test. Kenneth silcox and his woman uses other people pee. Do a blood test. No way to fake that
I pray you did something

Lexington, KY

#12 Jan 19, 2013
Test wrote:
Has this law passed I heard Florida,kentucky,Missouri passed it?I was at the store today and some shoppers could barely hold their heads up they was so wasted.And kids with them how screwed up is that?
I pray you did something to help these children! It's almost as bad if you sit back and do nothing to stop it. They could have wrecked with those children in the vehicle.

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